When I was with them as I was recovering from the cast, I made my mind up then to get this for him. The tiny black and white screen, it time to try and bring him up into the 21st century, and show him the word of apps. He has a cell phone, he knows how to call on it but to text on it, no. In fact one time his phone was buzzing, he brings the phone into the living room to my one sister and says, "This thing is buzzing." She says to him, "Dad, you got a text message." So she shows him and was my other sister sending him a message like "Happy Labor Day." or something like that, his response, "that is stupid, why doesn't she just pick the phone up and just say that?"
He doesn't get or want to text, have to admit he does have a point about texting. They say many people actually do not have social skills like they once did, thanks to texting. One time he asked us what did LOL mean. We told him it Laugh out loud is what it means, and asked him why he wanted to know. He said at work one the college kids was talking and one said out loud LOL. He had no idea what the kid meant. So when we told him, his response was, "well why didn't he just laugh?" Know maybe they are right, maybe we have lost what it is like to have basic social skills, like just laughing, instead saying LOL in a face to face conversation.
So maybe going back to basics is a good thing. Some the most basic of soups is a broth soup. And one the best soups sometimes is the soup that is made from basically from cleaning out the refrigerator. I got this cookbook from bed and breakfasts across the United States, in it was this recipe from one in Hawaii. It explained what about Saimin soup. It is the Hawaiian version of, well refrigerator soup. The broth is simple and you put what ever toppings in it. Slices of pork is more common to use for a meat in Hawaii, but I am not a pork fan, I love shrimp so I used shrimp. What I liked about this was, it can be made for anyone's taste level, the important aspect was the broth and also the noodles.
When I went to make the soup, I didn't have the noodles it called for, I also didn't have the ginger for the broth, so I decided let's improvise, instead soba noodles, I used Udon, and I decided to utilize the oriental flavor packet in place of the ginger. It was a good choice, the soup was good, especially for this crazy weather, one day we have fall weather the next summer.
4 cups chicken broth
1 package of Oriental flavored Udon noodles
2 tablespoons soy sauce
snow pea pods
chopped green onions